Self-Presentation and Empowerment for an Academic Career Path
Date and time
Sunday, 5 May 2019, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Boekh-Haus, Institut für Slawistik
Female PhD students and postdocs
from the humanities, social sciences, and cultural studies
Working in research requires more than just excellent results. Inequalities are omnipresent in academic working environments, meaning that female scholars need specific knowledge about the patriarchal structure of universities and need to develop strategies to work with these structures. In this workshop, participants will gain insight into the structures of academic “power plays” and learn how to understand and unmask these habits. Furthermore, participants will be invited to reflect on and restructure their own experiences and develop more self-esteem, enabling them to feel empowered for any potential struggle in an academic setting.
About the trainer
Carla Schriever works as a lecturer in Philosophy, Anthropology, Gender Studies, Education and Media Studies. She attained a PhD at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin in 2017. She works as a freelance trainer for self-development in academic contexts. In 2018 she founded the mentoring scheme fem4scholar which supports women* who aim at a career in academia. Fem4scholar equips its participants with important information and skills for the academic workplace, be it universities or other research institutions.
After its success at the University of Oldenburg, fem4scholar spread to Bremen, Berlin, Heidelberg and even to Manchester University. At the moment, Schriever is training over 20 international scholars who hope to implement Fem4scholar at universities around the world (in India, Thailand, Russia, USA, South Africa, Ghana and more).